Thomas Nast
(American, 1840-1902)
Untitled, 1882
Wood engraving with pen and ink notes;
published in Harper’s Weekly, Dec. 23, 1882, 824.

Caption for printed edition:
Perhaps this will bring them to their senses.
Santa Claus: “Gentlemen, if you don’t behave yourselves, you shall not have anything for Christmas.””
“It seems that Congressmen have learned nothing by the late elections.”—Washington News.